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Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by griff2, Jan 31, 2014.

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  1. griff2

    griff2 Active Member

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    hi all

    ive got the inlet manifold sat up in my kitchen ,ready to clean it out as has a good build up of oily crap in there,thing is i have no degunk or anything :-((only thing i have down in garge is paint thinners and plastic def not like that stuff)

    apart from hot water is there any house hold stuff i can use????

    i dare not put throw dish washer as when i put a 1.8 head throw it the wife went mad lol (but it was worth it lol came up at treat) but also that was metal this is plastic and really dont want to mis shape it

    any ideas???
    griff
     
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    Nodge68 Well-Known Member

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    Normal petrol works well on carbon and goo.
     
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    matt1295 New Member

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    I used GUNK and petrol to clean my inlet manifold...
     
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    I need to do mine soon.

    Was going to try Mr Muscle.

    Has anyone else tried it?
     
  5. Skinny Mike

    Skinny Mike Well-Known Member

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    llay101 suggested Mr Muscle.
    Works a treat, used it on mine a few time, stand it in an old washing bowl or similar, squirt to your hearts content (oooh eh missus) leave for about an hour, then clean out with warm water.
    Mike
     
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    Kizzeh Well-Known Member

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    Didn't Somone suggest oven cleaner somewhere? I haven't done the td4 yet so haven't got this problem
     
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    Are the inlet manifold gaskets reusable after cleaning the manifold, or are new ones recommended.
     
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    Yes they are ok.


    I used Mr Muscle foaming oven cleaner and it didn't work. I used dishwasher powder and it didn't work. I used petrol... and finally it worked very well! Use a bottle brush but expect LOTS of high staining black spray everywhere.

    Just don;t lose the little rubber spacers where the bolts go. And clean out the sensors bolted in the manifold too.
     
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    Cheers, will do mine as well as the EGR, when the weather improves.
     
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    Kizzeh Well-Known Member

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    Always good practise for new gaskets. Although occasionally I forget to buy new ones....
     
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    Bang it in the dishwasher.
    The missus won`t mind
     
  12. webley2000

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    JTF were doing a cheap parts washer not so long back.
    Has anybody tried one?
     
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    Spacemonkey... Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for a new house with big garage and I'll put an old dishwasher in there as they're great, so I'm told.
     
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    After trying Carb cleaner, then soaking in Gunk, I broke out the pressure washer, connected it to the hot tap and hey presto, one very clean manifold.
     
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